First, let me wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving
from all of us here on the farm!
We have so much to be thankful for... each and every day.
We are most thankful for the souls that share this life with us...
family, friends, and critters.
Our lives our full...
our hearts, grateful!
Today we have yet another thing to add to our "thankful" list.
We have three pregnant goats!
Yes, all three does that we bred were successfully impregnated,
as was evidenced on yesterday's ultrasounds.
Young Nettie B., born a year and a half ago was first to be checked.
A little patch of belly shaved....
cold gel and the ultrasound wand...
one little baby showed up on the screen.
Dr. Becky searched and searched, but only found one.
(Sometimes they remain hidden.)
So we will assume that Nettie will have just one baby this coming March.
Her mama, Missy was next to be checked.
Again, only one baby could be found.
(Time will tell.)
And lastly, old one-eyed Myrtle....
who knew something was happening, and preferred to hide behind the hay rack.
Ritz crackers and a little coaxing brought Myrtle into the maternity ward.
Much to our surprise, Myrtle definitely has triplets!
There was also one other spot on the ultrasound that was suspicious.
(It was either a fourth baby, or just a part of one of the others.)
Oh, what excitement we will have come Spring!
Look who was hanging around outside the gate....
If you have been following this blog for the past year, then you will know Sophia's story.
If not, let me summarize.
Sophia (aptly named for her beautiful eyes) was a stray who showed up at our barn.
We spayed her, kept her, but she didn't get along well with Ella Bella.
Sophia then moved into Becky's garage.... and now she is an inside/outside cat
who lives with Becky.
Sophia loves to spend her days outside in great adventures,
her nights in cushy, warm comfort!
Have a wonderful holiday!
Our big celebration is tomorrow (Friday)...
known around here as Black and Blue Friday.
We spend part of the day playing paintball in our woods,
and the rest of the day preparing and eating a feast.
I'll be sure to take some pictures!